Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Mapping the Engaged Sustainability Terrain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Satinder Dhiman
      Pages 3-35
    3. Satinder Dhiman
      Pages 37-62
    4. Joan Marques
      Pages 91-112
    5. Poonam Arora, Janet L. Rovenpor
      Pages 113-138
    6. Eugene Allevato
      Pages 169-197
  3. Systemic Paradigm Shifts About Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Helen Kopnina
      Pages 201-220
    3. Julia M. Puaschunder
      Pages 221-241
    4. Sachi Arakawa, Sonya Sachdeva, Vivek Shandas
      Pages 273-295
    5. Peter Newman
      Pages 297-308
    6. José G. Vargas-Hernández, Karina Pallagst, Patricia Hammer
      Pages 309-332
  4. Training the Mind, Education is the Heart of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Dennis Heaton
      Pages 359-382
    3. Ritamoni Boro, K. Sankaran
      Pages 383-404
    4. Rohana Ulluwishewa
      Pages 405-426
    5. Naomi T. Krogman, Apryl Bergstrom
      Pages 445-469
  5. Global Initiatives Toward Engaged Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-525
    2. Josi Paz
      Pages 549-577
    3. Michael O. Wood, Jason Thistlethwaite
      Pages 579-601
    4. Francisco J. Rosado-May, Valeria B. Cuevas-Albarrán, Francisco J. Moo-Xix, Jorge Huchin Chan, Judith Cavazos-Arroyo
      Pages 603-629
    5. Elizabeth Gingerich
      Pages 631-650
  6. Innovative Initiatives Toward Engaged Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 651-651
    2. Sukhbir Sandhu, Claudine Soosay, Howard Harris, Hans-Henrik Hvolby, Harpinder Sandhu
      Pages 653-682
    3. Inés Alegre, Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent
      Pages 683-702
    4. Rajesh Buch, Dan O’Neill, Cassandra Lubenow, Mara DeFilippis, Michael Dalrymple
      Pages 703-728
    5. Babak Zahraie, André M. Everett
      Pages 755-777
    6. Branka V. Olson, Edward R. Straub, William Paolillo, Paul A. Becks
      Pages 779-807
    7. Helen Kopnina
      Pages 809-833
  7. Sustainable Living and Environmental Stewardship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 835-835
    2. John E. Carroll
      Pages 837-868
    3. Mine Üçok Hughes
      Pages 869-883
    4. José G. Vargas-Hernández, Karina Pallagst, Justyna Zdunek-Wielgołaska
      Pages 885-916
    5. José G. Vargas-Hernández, Karina Pallagst, Patricia Hammer
      Pages 917-944
    6. Dolors Gil-Doménech, Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent
      Pages 969-990
    7. Parag Rastogi, Radha Sharma
      Pages 991-1016
  8. Contemporary Trends and Future Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1017-1017

About this book


This handbook is based on the premise that in order for sustainability to be sustainable, a profound psychological transformation has to take place at the individual and collective level. Focusing on the practice of environmental sustainability, this handbook will explore the application of sustainability in a wide variety of contemporary contexts—from economics of consumption and growth to government policy, sustainable cities, and sustainable planet. The editors believe that the way to achieve sustainable, harmonious living in all spheres is through lived or engaged sustainability at the personal, team, and organizational levels.


It is impossible to separate economic development issues from environment issues. In its most practical aspect, sustainability is about understanding the interconnections among environment, society, and economy. This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current theories and approaches in the area of engaged sustainability for academics, researchers and practitioners. Specifically, it will focus on making responsible decisions that will reduce humanity’s negative impact on the environment. While various social and political initiatives for sustainability are welcome, one cannot really enact sustainability into legislative laws. Something has to change fundamentally at the level of a common person in the street.


The Handbook of Engaged Sustainability acknowledges the classic literature, theories and principles in the area of sustainability, but also provides new theories and approaches from global scholars and practitioners in the field. It will also provide a well-structured pedagogical framework with real life case examples.


The aim of this handbook is to expand the reader’s thinking to one of “big-picture awareness” and a “cosmic vision” of sustainability, a vision that extends from our neighborhoods to our communities, to states, countries, globe, galaxy, and envelops the entire Universe! This book will serve as an essential resource for researchers, scholars and students of sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility and environmental economics, as well as consultants, business and team leaders, and anyone interested in engaged sustainability. 


Engaged Sustainability Social Sustainability Sustainable Enterprise Conscious Consumption Renewable Energy Public and Private Sector Collaboration Responsible Product Design Ecological Footprints

Editors and affiliations

  • Satinder Dhiman (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Joan Marques
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BusinessWoodbury University BurbankUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessWoodbury UniversityBurbankUSA

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